Netball Australia, its Member Organisations and Suncorp Super Netball teams have a major obligation to protect and maintain the integrity of netball as well as the health and wellbeing of athletes.
Netball Australia is committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour in all of its activities, and to promoting and supporting a culture of honest and ethical behaviour both on and off the court, corporate compliance and good corporate governance.
Integrity in netball encompasses all of the elements needed to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about netball and to uphold the principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety. The main elements include the Netball Australia Anti-Doping Policy, National Policy on Match Fixing in Netball, Member Protection Policy and the Integrity in Netball Framework and associated Rues: Anti-Illicit Drugs in Netball Rule, Supplements in Netball Rule, Medications in Netball Rule, No Self-Injection in Netball Rule, Anti-Doping Declaration Rule, and Reporting Conduct That May Bring Netball into Disrepute Rule.
The Integrity in Netball Framework, Rules and Policies strike an appropriate balance between rules-based and values-based approaches that will (1) prevent serious integrity violations on the one hand, and (2) promote integrity through stimulating understanding, commitment and capacity for ethical decision-making on the other.
The Netball Australia Board at its meeting on 30 November 2013 approved the formation of a Netball Australia Integrity Unit to oversight integrity frameworks, policies and rules.
Please direct any enquiries to Netball Australia’s Integrity Unit, email: [email protected]